International Friendlies

SA tour ends with rained off Belgian tie

SA tour ends with rained off Belgian tie

February 2, 2012 | 188 views | Comments (2)

Ireland’s women ended their South African tour on a drenched note as a deluge at half-time saw their final game of the Investec Tri-Nations series abandoned at half-time with the score locked at 1-1.

Revs rings changes for second Spain trip

Revs rings changes for second Spain trip

February 1, 2012 | 409 views | Comments (5)

Paul Revington has been forced into a series of changes to his Irish men’s setup for their second Spanish training camp which sets out for Valencia this Saturday.

Terblanche denies Ireland first Tri-win

Terblanche denies Ireland first Tri-win

February 1, 2012 | 289 views | Comments (6)

Ireland were denied their first win of the Investec Tri-Nations series as Nicolene Terblanche’s goal five minutes from time cancelled out Michelle Harvey’s early opening goal in their game against South Africa

Irish women fall to third narrow loss

Irish women fall to third narrow loss

January 30, 2012 | 167 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s women fell to their third successive 1-0 loss as Sofie Gierts pounced to give Belgium their second consecutive win over Ireland in Randburg.

Coetzee shoots South Africa to narrow win

Coetzee shoots South Africa to narrow win

January 29, 2012 | 193 views | Leave a comment

World record goalscorer Pietie Coetzee nailed a penalty corner drag-flick past the outstanding Emma Gray in the seventh minute to clinch the opening Investec Tri-Nations Series match 1-0 at Randburg Hockey Stadium yesterday.

De Groof goal hands Belgium victory

De Groof goal hands Belgium victory

January 28, 2012 | 175 views | Leave a comment

Stephanie de Groof’s 11th minute goal handed Belgium victory in the second build up game to the Investec Triangular series in Randburg, gaining an early morale boon over Ireland ahead of their vital showdown in Beerschot

Cockram double hands Ireland second GB draw

Cockram double hands Ireland second GB draw

January 27, 2012 | 195 views | Comments (1)

Ireland’s men notched a second successive draw against Great Britain in Bisham Abbey but were this time grateful to notching a final hooter corner goal where, a day earlier, they missed out in the final throes

Gleghorne nets against brother’s nation

Gleghorne nets against brother’s nation

January 27, 2012 | 196 views | Leave a comment

In Ireland’s fourth training match this week, Paul Gleghorne scored against the side his brother now represents as honours were shared with GB at Bisham Abbey in the first of two games in England.

Sargent bashes Ireland to SA victory

Sargent bashes Ireland to SA victory

January 26, 2012 | 379 views | Leave a comment

Hard-hitting Cliodhna Sargent netted 43 seconds from time to hand Ireland their first ever victory over South Africa, winning their warm-up game at high altitude in Randburg.

Dutch claim third win but Ireland upbeat

Dutch claim third win but Ireland upbeat

January 24, 2012 | 184 views | Leave a comment

Ireland completed the first Spanish leg of their training camp with another loss to the Netherlands though assistant coach Arul Anthoni suggested to The Hook it was a close tie against classy opposition

Jackson cracker can’t prevent second loss

Jackson cracker can’t prevent second loss

January 22, 2012 | 207 views | Comments (3)

Ireland put in an improved showing against the Netherlands in the second of their training games in Alicante this afternoon but could not garner a result, falling 2-1

Bakker steps up for Dutch men

Bakker steps up for Dutch men

January 21, 2012 | 461 views | Leave a comment

Ireland fell to a heavy defeat in their first training match in Alicante against the Netherlands, a side recently rocked by head coach Paul van Ass’ decision to drop icons Teun de Nooijer and Taeke Taekema.

Frazer and Healy return to Irish women’s line-up

Frazer and Healy return to Irish women’s line-up

January 12, 2012 | 206 views | Leave a comment

Megan Frazer and Louisa Healy will make their returns to international action later this month following the duos inclusion in Gene Muller’s panel for their tour to South Africa.

Top quality OCQ build-up fixtures secured

Top quality OCQ build-up fixtures secured

January 11, 2012 | 201 views | Comments (9)

Ireland’s men will face four of the world’s top eleven sides in an intense five-week period as preprations ramp up for March’s Olympic qualifiers while the women have Belgium and South Africa in their sights

SA undo Ireland in Argentine opener

SA undo Ireland in Argentine opener

December 7, 2011 | 148 views | Leave a comment

A goal in each half saw World number 12 South Africa beat Ireland – ranked two places their junior – 2-0 in Quilmes in the first of eight games to be played by Ireland in Argentina over the next two weeks.

Irish women begin Argentine tour with SA clash

Irish women begin Argentine tour with SA clash

December 7, 2011 | 229 views | Comments (2)

Ireland’s women begin their tour of Argentina this evening with a tie against South Africa as their back-to-back Four Nations’ tournaments start in Quilmes before heading on to Parana.

Student pair in Muller’s Irish mix

Student pair in Muller’s Irish mix

November 16, 2011 | 375 views | Comments (3)

Opportunity knocks for two of UCD’s leading lights as Gene Muller has made five changes from his European Championships panel for the upcoming trip to Argentina in December.

Irish women Argentina-bound for pre-Christmas tournaments

Irish women Argentina-bound for pre-Christmas tournaments

September 27, 2011 | 648 views | Comments (15)

Ireland’s women will get some much needed game time under their belt just prior to Christmas ad they travel to Argentina for a fortnight in December to play in a pair of Four Nations tournaments

Irish 0-45s reverse Welsh result with big win

Irish 0-45s reverse Welsh result with big win

August 22, 2011 | 214 views | Leave a comment

Ireland’s O-45 women recorded a win and a loss from their two games this weekend in Cardiff, brilliantly reversing an earlier 4-1 defeat against Wales in June with victory on the same scoreline on Sunday

Eight minute burst sees Ireland downed 4-1 again in final Euros tune-up tie

Eight minute burst sees Ireland downed 4-1 again in final Euros tune-up tie

August 13, 2011 | 187 views | Comments (1)

A breathtaking second half spell saw Argentina notch a second 4-1 win over Ireland in two days at Belfield, turning a half-time tie into a second half spree; it was Gene Muller’s final build-up game for the European championships